vivo is working on some impressive telephoto cameras behind the scenes and we occasionally catch a glimpse of those through leaks. The latest leak details the periscope module of the upcoming vivo X100 Pro and comes by way of Digital Chat Station.
The Pro model will allegedly have a 100mm periscope lens with a wide f/2.5 aperture tuned for low-light shooting. This module will also feature the OmniVision OV64B, a 64MP 1/2” sensor with 0.7µm native pixels and support for 4-in-1 binning and native 2x digital crop.
Furthermore, vivo is collaborating with Zeiss and will be using Vario-Apo-Sonnar lenses on the X100 Pro. The main sensor will be a customized Sony 53MP 1/1.43” sensor.
The X100 series is expected to feature three members: the vivo X100 and X100 Pro (coming in November, probably) and the vivo X100 Pro+ (early 2024). Leaked specs have shown that the global X100 will use the Dimensity 9300 chipset.
As for the Pro+ model, this will have superior camera hardware than the regular Pro – it is expected to feature a 200MP tele camera, a 1” IMX989 in the main camera and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 plus a custom V3 ISP chip doing the image processing.
Meanwhile, the cousins over at iQOO are working on a tele camera similar to the X100 Pro. DCS reports that the iQOO 12 Pro will also use the OV64B inside its 5x periscope, along with a new 50MP OV50H sensor (1/1.28”, 1.2µm pixels). The regular iQOO 12 should have the same main sensor but will probably skip the periscope. Both will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.